confirmed locations: KIEV PLANETARIUM & OLSZTYN PLANETARIUM. Thank you!
The idea behind SPACE VJ MEETING was to create place where Vjs can meet and share ideas, make friendships. (check out ARMITAGE interview: http://www.armitage.tv/2012/02/17/interview-mit-den-veranstaltern-space-vj-meeting-poland/)
Unfortunately, work on the 3rd edition has extended to 3 years and continues up till now.
These two editions in 2012 with 72 artists from 15 countries were possible thanks to hard work of everyone involved, especially VJs, friends of Diablos and Bjorn.
Establishment of the foundation was supposed to help us organise SPACE VJ MEETING, but it got extremely difficult; numerous promises made by the city hall led to nothing, caused us to set the initial date for the next SPACE VJ MEETING in October 2015. However, the City hall once again informed us they could not fulfil the promise they had made during the meeting at the planetarium with DIABLOS, Bjorn, director of the planetarium itself and the director of promotion of the City Hall. In this situation our foundation filed 8 applications for grants from Poland and from Olsztyn.
We have not managed to receive any grant for SPACE VJ MEETING yet, even though the ministry of culture gave us 63 out of 70 possible points. We are still struggling to find sponsors and assistance, but it is a hard task. We don’t give up because our VJ friends tell us not to. We listen to them because they have never let us down. We are not discouraged by setbacks and we are looking for a private sponsor, filling in application forms, constantly attend various meetings, develop the foundation and maybe someday we will win a contest. So this days we want apply for polish-ukrainian grant.
"We can’t afford to organise the next event investing our private funds, time, health, work while promoting the region and the city of Olsztyn at the same time. It is worth noting that our event was mentioned in Newsweek and TV broadcast on TVP 2, so the whole country got the news about our SPACE VJ MEETING and as far as we know the news also circulated abroad. We are not able to organise the next edition if we can’t afford to provide our guests with any form of accommodation. Fortunately, many of our friends have become partners to the foundation, so we are not alone in this endeavour". (from LUMEN MAGAZINE interview)
Last 5 weeks we are working with Ukrainian vjs and other friends on project to meet with them and youth from Ukraine and Poland in the Olsztyn Planetarium and Kiev Planetarium to teach, share ideas and good practices, common working... .
Our idea is to make 2 weeks meeting.
We will learn, teach, share, talk, create new connections and build crazy structures (for 3D mapping), we will discover fulldome 4k installed at planetarium, we will make fulldome videos and making performances with lectures, workshop and presentations, we will do content for vjing and films. You can put your fulldome video to their computer, you can send on server, more info soon, no live input, only videos on server. So make your fulldome and be ready, it will be contest.
AREA 1 DOME 3 HOURS PER DAY @ PLANETARIUM OLSZTYN AND PLANETARIUM KIEV
AREA 2 SPACE VJ MEETING ROOM @ PLANETARIUM OLSZTYN AND PLANETARIUM KIEV
We want gather and connect to each other in space where we can make visual experiments.
Exploring new ways of performance. Talking.
The aim is to create a Polish-Ukrainian community, which gives an opportunity for people to
share theirs ideas and concepts with likeminded souls. By bundling this creative collaboration
we can achieve an extraordinary experience to bring our art form to a higher level.
Thank you for support us! Join us
We are waiting for you with VJ Heart!
We ♥ all of you !
project SPACE VJ MEETING by Jaroslaw Balabanski
event organized by Jaroslaw Balabanski and Bjorn Samson
production "VISUAL ART SPACE" FOUNDATION
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